On Friday, December 11, 2009 217 Films’ new documentary John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint! was shown for the very first time to a sold out house at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine. The encore screening on December 12 was also sold out. Museum director Mark Bessire and Portland’s Mayor Mavodones welcomed the audience to this first-ever viewing. Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton were also in attendance.
It was a great honor to hold the world premiere at this world-class museum. View photos from the event at this link.
This film will be on a national tour in 2010. Keep your eye on this blog for more information.